One of the highly debated discussions when it comes to the production of beauty products revolves around animal testing. There are a lot of people who are strongly against the idea of our favorite furry creatures being put through potentially harmful testing solely for our beauty needs.
Luckily, there are plenty of brands that are listening to these concerns and promising consumers that they are cruelty-free. Essentially this means that these companies absolutely do not test on animals to get the final product. If that's something you're very much interested in, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up nail polish brands that are known to be cruelty-free. Click through to see our favorite shades.
We love anything that sparkles (even before KiraKira+). This polish from 100% Pure elevates what would've just been a plain nude into something we can pair with holiday party dresses.
Speaking of parties, this polish from Ella + Mila takes the prettiest multi-color confetti and turns it into a fun polish. We like to pair this with a white polish to make our nails really fun.
We love a good lavender shade—it's just so pretty. This polish from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics takes one of our favorite colors and gives it metallic silver shimmer.
It had us at mermaid, but we stayed because it's the loveliest heather purple with a shimmer that adapts according to whatever light it's under—aka magic.
If you're not a shimmer person but still want bold nails, we love this fuchsia pink polish from Lauren B. Beauty. It's bright and bold enough to just stand alone.
Pacifica is one of our favorite all natural, cruelty-free beauty brands. Our favorite pink shade has a glitter finish to dress up everyday nails.
We couldn't have a roundup of nail polishes without including a nude polish. It's a great shade that matches with most skin tones, but what we love most is that the formula includes vitamin E, biotin, and vitamin A to help nails grow stronger and healthier.
Green can be a hard color to pull off. Some shades are just too tacky or too extra. This polish from Wet 'n' Wild is just right. Plus, can you really beat $1?
Next up, check out the simple nail designs anyone can do themselves.